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Level 9 Lesson 6 / Advanced Idiomatic Expressions

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to be wide
발이 넓다
to be well connected
그 사람은 발이 진짜 넓은 것 같아요. 모르는 사람이 없어요.
I think he’s really well-connected. There is no one that he doesn’t know.
to take off
to go, to leave
발 벗고 나서다
to throw oneself into a matter with enthusiasm
많은 사람들이 우리를 돕기 위해서 발 벗고 나서 줬어요.
A lot of people went out of their way to help us.
to dip, to soak
발을 담그다
to be involved in something
드라마 보는 것에 한 번 발을 담그면 빠져나올 수 없어요.
Once you start watching TV dramas, you can’t quit [watching them] easily
to step on something, to tread;
stepping stone
발 디딜 틈이 없다
to be really packed
요즘 홍대는 밤에 가면 사람이 너무 많아서 발 디딜 틈이 없어요.
These days, if you go to Hongdae at night, there are so many people [that I can barely find a place to stand].
to be late
한 발 늦다
to fall a step behind
지하철 문이 닫히기 전에 타려고 뛰었는데 한 발 늦었어요.
I ran to get on the train before the door closed, but I fell a step behind.
to move
발 빠르게 움직이다
to move fast, to do the necessary actions quickly
경화 씨가 발 빠르게 움직인 덕분에 문제가 더 커지지 않았어요.
Thanks to Kyung-hwa who moved fast, the problem didn’t escalate.
to tie
to be tied up
발이 묶이다
to be detained, to be confined, to be shackled
이 곳에 눈이 너무 많이 와서 발이 묶였어요.
It snowed too much here, I’m snowbound.
to run
발로 뛰다
to work hard in the field
컴퓨터 앞에만 앉아 있는 것보다 나가서 직접 발로 뛰면 더 좋은 정보를 얻을 수 있을 거예요.
Rather than sitting in front of a computer, if you go out and work in the field yourself, you will get better information.
새 발의 피
a drop in the bucket
이번 일에 비하면 지난 번 일은 정말 새 발의 피예요.
This is nothing compared to what happened last time.
to cut
발을 끊다
to stop visiting
살이 많이 쪄서 살을 빼려고 자주 가던 치킨 집에 발을 끊었어요.
I’ve gained a lot of weight, so in order to lose it, I quit going to a chicken restaurant that I used to go often